- Nov 14, 1999
I don't know about you guys, but this sport sure is expensive. We definitly stretch our budget to keep my kid riding and racing. I have all but stopped riding just to keep my kid going.We usually devote most of the money on practice sessions. Racing is fun, but he learns much more practicing all day than racing two motos. I don't know how some people do it. I have come to the realization that no matter how much talent you have, if you don't have the cash to practice often and race at places where you can get noticed then you better be happy doing it just for fun. That isn't even touching on the parts issue. To race just one class it usually costs me about 60 bucks. Thats just race fee, gate fee, and gas to get there and back, not to mention, food, bike gas, etc.. I know a couple that are trying to turn their son pro, they spend about 2K a month:scream: I can't help but to think that for every successful racer there was someone behind him with a fat wallet supporting him untill sponsorship reached a point that it paid for a good portion of the costs.